If Santa is bringing a new MP3 player or you’d love to wrap up a few new cool kids’ music CDs to give your little listeners, here are four cool new releases, by some of our very-favorite kindie artists: Recess Monkey, Charlie Hope, Mister G, and Latin Grammy-award winner Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.
If you’re tired of winter already, Recess Monkey’s latest Desert Island Disc will feel like a breath of fresh, warm, summer air. Kicking off with the ukulele notes in Coconut Radio, Desert Island Disc gently blows through 14 songs that are, as a collection, more mellow than previous releases. But, after the hubbub of the holidays, mellow sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it?
With her beautiful voice and her young-child-friendly lyrics, Charlie Hope’s latest kids’ music album Sing As We Go!! will delight the little ones, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself mesmerized by it as well. With a mix of classic kids’ tunes and original songs like From You, kindie lovers will also hear the voices of Molly Ledford from Lunch Money, Randy Kaplan, Caspar Babypants, Dean Jones, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Gustafer Yellowgold’s Morgan Taylor on this collection of songs.
Mister G’s bilingual ABC Fiesta is a wonderful way to weave a little Spanish into your kids’ vocabulary without seeming too “schooly.” Love the world-music vibe of this kids’ CD that goes so nicely with Mister G’s cool voice. Even if they don’t understand a word of Español, the Latin-sounds and intermittent English lyrics in songs like Cocodrile and Hola Amigos will draw your kids into the music. And they may even pick up a few new words!
On Lishy Lou and Lucky Too, the playful and upbeat Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band mix fun-filled pop tunes with radio-show style skits with goofy characters and zany antics. The skits will get every toddler in the room laughing up a storm, while the music, like the awesome Thingamajig, will be in your head for a long time. And that’s a good thing.
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